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How Many of you love the Polish Language?


szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Apr 2008 /  #31
It's not just Polish I know but it's the emphasis on the second syllable that gives it a distinctive rhythm. I like to hear Polish.
Mufasa 19 | 358  
16 Apr 2008 /  #32
I don't love the language. Too many sz cz rz etc...

...that make excellent tongue twisters ;P
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Apr 2008 /  #33
second syllable

You mean the penultimate, of course.

The level of stress is quite good in Polish. It's not as up and down as in English, or too typewritery like Spanish.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Apr 2008 /  #34
You mean the penultimate, of course.

Yeh - but since I can only cope with three syllable words I'm usuually right
Mufasa 19 | 358  
16 Apr 2008 /  #35
LOL

(Rofl)
billpawl - | 32  
16 Apr 2008 /  #36
I love Polish, and I love studying Polish in the same vein as I loved studying physics. It is so complicated grammatically, and can be so frustrating to pronounce, yet(especially compared to English), it is so predictable. The language actually follows its rules. I sometimes wonder how anyone could grow up thinking in Polish and not naturally be inclined to be a scientist.
learning 16 | 72  
16 Apr 2008 /  #37
I enjoy studying the language. It somehow is at the top of my love of different languages. However, one thing that I can't yet quite master in pronouncing is when c turns into ci and I have to stop and think about how I'm going to pronounce it. Especially when it's in the same word.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
16 Apr 2008 /  #38
I love studying Polish in the same vein as I loved studying physics

I liked all languages I ever learnt, although I got bored or annoyed with some after a while, but for me foreign languages are rather maths, not physics (maybe because I loved maths, and I wasn't crazy about physics). They follow some kind of their internal logic, and discovering it is a fascinating process.
lucylamingtons - | 7  
16 Apr 2008 /  #39
learning a a language is like maths for me.
so many rules to remember, so many exceptions...but they all claim to be utterly logical...
so i must be VERY illogical to not understand both :( :(
OP LAGirl 9 | 496  
18 Apr 2008 /  #40
How many people love the polish language. well i do I am not even polsih and I am learning it I think it is the most beautiful languiage int he world and i hoipe to master it so hwo do you feel about your language? beautiful language

ok thanks for your opinion the cz an chs and cyz some words are hard I hear russian slavi language is good but I happen to like Polish. as to the question why i wish i was polish well thats hard to explain bcause there is alot to why i wish I was polish.
Eagle20 16 | 119  
18 Apr 2008 /  #41
i wish i was polish well thats hard to explain bcause there is alot to why i wish I was polish.

As I am nosey, can you give a few examples?
Marek 4 | 867  
18 Apr 2008 /  #42
Check out the poetry of Iwaszkiewicz or Julian Tuwim. Hearing it read aloud by the likes of a Hanna Stankówna or an Andrzej £apicki, great 50's acting star of Wajda film fame, is truly an experience!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
18 Apr 2008 /  #43
Check out the poetry

But how?
southern 75 | 7,096  
18 Apr 2008 /  #44
I like the polish sounds coming out of polish girls lips.
Polson 5 | 1,770  
18 Apr 2008 /  #45
Too many sz cz rz etc...

That's what i think too ;P
We could also add ć, ś, ź, ż, and the "si", "zi", and "ci" sounds ^^

It's not as ugly sounding as German but still pretty bad.

I wouldn't compare Polish to German cause it's quite different. But i do like German and "every" other Germanic languages. I really like English, Scandi languages are really nice too, even if Icelandic may sound weird... But i've never really heard someone speaking it, just seen texts ;)

as languages such as Italian and French where most verbs end in the same letters

Not really... i mean about French. I'm not a big fan of the Italian language, as i'm not a big fan of Spanish language, all these "o", "a", "i", etc. ^^ Even if Spanish was my 2nd language at school...so boring.

The French language is different, it's the most "Germanic" of the Latin languages. You won't find so many words ending in "o", "a" and "i" ;)
Marek 4 | 867  
19 Apr 2008 /  #46
Osiol,

Go to your local library or order cassettes and digitally remastered CDs of these actors/actresses reading the works of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Julian Tuwim etc.

They're not that hard to find!
jjjjjjj  
19 Apr 2008 /  #47
I love the Polish language.
It is not as harsh as German, but it is not as soft as French.
It is not as guttural as German, but it has the nasal vowels like French.
miranda  
19 Apr 2008 /  #48
It is not as harsh as German, but it is not as soft as French.

just like perfect lover;)
Giorgos - | 9  
21 Apr 2008 /  #49
Polish language is ok.After a bit practising you can understand too much when others speak, but speaking is so difficult...Too many sz cz rz , i can't say them naprawde...and the other that i can't learn is that you are changing the ending..But generaly speaking Polish are ok, and not so difficult to learn...
Polson 5 | 1,770  
24 Apr 2008 /  #50
It is not as harsh as German, but it is not as soft as French

You sure ? I'm French, so i know the French language, and i think that Polish is even softer with all its sz, rz, cz sounds... ;)
Marek 4 | 867  
25 Apr 2008 /  #51
Unless you're referring to Hollywood-German, German as a language isn't harsh at all! You have but to hear German poetry read by a great German actor, like Will Quadflieg reading Goethe etc. in order to experience the transluscent beauty of the German language.
southern 75 | 7,096  
25 Apr 2008 /  #52
in order to experience the transluscent beauty of the German language.

Yes Marek,everybody know how romantic german language sounds.
Kamil_pl  
25 Apr 2008 /  #53
Nice to know that people from other countries learn, or even love polish language :) Keep up your learning!
Marek 4 | 867  
26 Apr 2008 /  #54
Kamil,

Jeszcze język polski NIE zginąl!
okgirl66 3 | 90  
26 Apr 2008 /  #55
German as a language isn't harsh at all!

German does sound harsh to me and the few german people I have met were quite hard and cold in manner - even their biscuits were hard - I nearly broke my teeth on them. It's a shame that they come over that way because may be they are ok really. I don't know.

But I love the Polish language. It's strong yet sensitive and sexy. I like it when my Polish boyfriend talks to me in his language. I am really trying too hard to learn it though and get frustrated with myself for not getting it quicker but it is quite difficult.
Marek 4 | 867  
26 Apr 2008 /  #56
Germans, moreso than the Austrians or even the German Swiss, often require a super long 'thawing out' period! I too found their aloofness rather offputting at first. To be sure, I associated Germany as a country populated by blond, blue-eyed, methodical, rather plodding giants, square jawed and implaccable.

Quite recently in fact, I could have sworn I was seeing a group of Northern German tourists at the museum......when it turned out to be Poles!!! -:) LOL

One can never be too careful, I guess.

Okgirl66!

I don't know where exactly in Germany you were, but I pity you your lamentable experiences with the German language. While I grew up here in the States, having lived for a time in Germany, I had the advantage of being raised almost bilingual, I therefore may hear the language differently from someone who was exposed to it for the first time as an adult.

While I also appreciate your comments regarding German, I do respectfully disagree!
As regards Polish, yer "a-preachin' to the choir" on this end. Have long since been a "convert" to the Polish language and find its poetry as captivating as German, but for slightly different reasons!
okgirl66 3 | 90  
28 Apr 2008 /  #57
I don't know where exactly in Germany you were

I was in Berlin. Wouldn't want to go there again. If you grew up with German being spoken to you then you are probably imune to it's harsh sounds. Being introduced to both Polish and German at a later age gives me more ability to judge between the sounds. So I respectfully disagree with you. I don't like the German language but I love Polish.
trublustuuk 2 | 34  
28 Apr 2008 /  #58
I think it depends on who it is that's speaking it, I've found some people it sounds quite nice and some where it sounds really horrible. I think it's funny to try and say some words as some words I get a buzzing in my ear like I'm doing the noise of a bee. Bit offputting if I'm trying to say a polish sentence lol
okgirl66 3 | 90  
28 Apr 2008 /  #59
some words I get a buzzing in my ear

I know what you mean. Some sounds are quite nazal and I've noticed I have to have a different mouth shape for some sounds. The hardest thing for me is that the word endings keep changing......
F15guy 1 | 160  
28 Apr 2008 /  #60
I have always been amazed at the ability of the human brain of a child to easily learn and adapt to whatever language is present.

My nephew and his Japanese wife and daughter visited from Tokyo recently and their little girl spoke Japanese to mom and English to dad. When I visited some friends who had been in Rome for about 6 months, their 6 year son just rattled away in Italian with the apartment complexes door keeper with perfect ease.

Why as adults do we lose that ability? Is it a fear of sounding stupid?

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